About the Shape: Inspired by the profile of a traditional European chef knife and the badass tip of a Kiritsuke (Traditionally a single bevel knife), double bevel Kiritsukes are a multi-purpose knife with a slight meat cutting bias. If you want one knife to do it all, and look cooler than your buddy, this is your knife. For the at-home or professional cook, we recommend a Kiritsuke which measures between 210mm and 240mm long.
About Seki Kanetsugu Zuiun - Seki Kanetsugu is a knife maker in Seki, whose ancestor was a famous swordsmith Kanetsugu (1336-1392). The company itself was founded in 1819 and celebrated their 100 year anniversary this year. To celebrate their 100th year, they launched this knife line called “Zuiun”. This beautiful piece is made with SG2 with 62 layers of stainless Damascus outside. The blade is sharpened very thin and the taper is beautiful. Heptagon shaped handle is made with pakka wood for its strength. Although this is considered to be a machine-forged knife, it is perhaps at the highest level.